Bass River planning for a busy summer

Bass River Notebook, By Denise Gilley

Published on July 10, 2014

Heritage Day activities set for August

Congratulations to all of our students in their successes this past school year and enjoy a fun and safe summer.

Make a point to take advantage of some of our own attractions this summer: museums are open, bazaars are up and running, restaurants are welcoming customers, and beaches, playgrounds and parks are easily accessible — just to name a few.

Several events to keep in mind include a Ham and Salad Buffet Supper with Strawberry Shortcake at the Riverside United Church in Bass River on July 12, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Also on that day they will host a yard sale/bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Economy Recreation Centre will also be the locale of a giant yard s and barbecue on July 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with all proceeds going to the Glooscap Country Bazaar.

There’s a lot to take in that same weekend. Also on July 12, from 2 to 4 p.m., there will be a rug hooking/quilt display at the Economy Recreation Centre. See demonstrations on jewelry making with some available for purchase, along with wool, rug hooking/felting products. Tickets are $5. Call Janice at 902-647-2762 or Micheline at 902-647-2985 for details.

Round out the weekend at the Economy Recreation Centre as it presents a band from Virginia on July 13 — James King and his band —performing at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20.

The Bass River Heritage Society has plans well underway for Heritage Day on Aug. 9. There are many activities planned, such as a bake sale, penny auction, kettle boil competition, plowing demonstrations, a barbecue, steamed clams and a trek to the Island Cemetery. There will also be a quilt/textiles display at the Riverside United Church.

In conjunction with Heritage Day, there’s an Ecumenical church service at the Veterans Memorial Park on Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. Bring your lawn chair and a picnic lunch and enjoy a morning of fellowship in the park.

Denise Gilley is a former member of the Royal Canadian Navy and a married mother of two children. She lives in Bass River. Community news items can be sent to her at